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Véronique saying good bye to the bride, Liz, and groom, Dan. niece Sara supporting Nique.



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So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister V�ronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new ...
So much has happened to me since I started SP April 9th 2010. I've lost weight of course and regained some, I've learned to stop eating when full and I've made some great spark friends. I'm sparking much of the time. Many know about my son's accident (6/17/2010)and the changes that has wrought on my life, my sister V�ronique's death (11/7/2012) due to a brain tumor and Vicky's congestive heart failure, diabetes and a host of other problems. I also have been blessed with a new grand-daughter in May 2013 for a total of 5 grand-daughters and 1 grandson-the first and eldest of the grands..
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I try to keep smiling and stay positive-not always easy, but the good Lord helps. I love life from infancy to old age.
I retired May 25th, 2012.
My 5 children and 6 grandchildren are an important part of my life.

With the exception of my cholesterol levels and a mobile blood pressure I am relatively healthy. Both my son's care and my weight contribute the occasionally elevated blood pressure. My cholesterol has been high since I was in my 40's and I am allergic to statin drugs which limits what I can take for the cholesterol problem. (I am in gray in the first picture, and turquoise in the second)
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Member Since: 4/9/2010

SparkPoints: 87,002

Fitness Minutes: 87,465

My Goals:
1. track all of my foods, striving to get 5-8 fruits & veggies per day.
2. I will walk no LESS THAN 5,000 steps and work my way past 10,000.
3. to be more positive, and supportive to those around me, especially new widows.



My Program:
To watch what I eat, most importantly cutting back on cholesterol and sodium. Work to change a sedentary life into a more active life, which is difficult for me. Even though retired, I'm knitting and sewing more that makes for a still sedentary life.

Personal Information:
I was born in Bedford, Ohio of a Belgian mom and an American GI. I have lived in Belgium, Ohio, Florida and am currently in Georgia. I am widowed and have five grown children, one of whom had a traumatic brain injury June 2010 and for whom I am the court appointed Custodial Guardian.

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I like to knit, sew-when I have time and play with my grandchildren.
I'd love to be able to travel again, to go back to Belgium and Austria, to see Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Italy.

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JANET552
4/27/2015 7:00:13 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog -- and for calling. Wish we could have talked longer. I enjoyed seeing the pictures and hearing about my young friend's prom.

April has been especially busy with my folks. John continues to have difficulty getting around. More work here falls on me but he tries to help and, of course, those are his most painful days. MIL fell a week ago -- in her kitchen. She wouldn't go to the doctor but I wonder if she had a small stroke. There is no evidence of it but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. She turned 90 this past Friday and has just seemed to give up the past few months.

Hope your day goes well!!



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CLAIREINPARIS
4/24/2015 10:33:24 AM

emoticon Si, j'ai des roulettes à ma valise, mais il y a BEAUCOUP d'escaliers dans le métro de Londres (contrairement au métro parisien qui a davantage d'escalators). Donc même quand je n'ai pas de problème, c'est toujours un cauchemar de porter ma valise dans les escaliers du métro...

Je te souhaite un très bon week-end chère Ginie ! emoticon emoticon



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BUTTONPOPPER1
4/20/2015 9:36:28 PM

Ha ha! Thanks for letting me participate in the lawn mowing! I'm not kidding! That would be so fun for me. And as for raking, I'd love to do that, too, especially if you have pine trees. I grew up in south, central Georgia, where our yard was full of pine trees. I was always out there raking--bushels and bushels of straw and pine cones. You should have seen how much straw fell in our yard! My hands would get so sticky. What a great evergreen smell that was!

But I remember seeing the photos of your house, which I think has a much more north Georgia, deciduous-tree feel. I love that area, too, though--the lovely dogwoods and sycamores and all the other ones I don't know the names of, and the way all those trees make dappled light when you're sitting outside on the porch with iced tea. Oh my goodness, I'd better go before I get too homesick!



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DDHEART
4/20/2015 11:14:53 AM

Thanks for the goodie and continuing to hold the "boys" in your heart and prayers. Raiden is finally off the antibiotics from the last complication/problem that he had and they are getting ready to change the feeding tube to something smaller, he's getting less feedings and taking a bit more orally with hopes that that continues. Grandpa Paul is going back into the hospital at the end of the month to get the kill all chemo then bone marrow transplant May 6th, one of the kids will be the donor, not a perfect match but the Drs say with imperfect matches a child is best since there are less host/donor issues. Anyway, we enter another dicey period and appreciate all the prayers we can get.



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HOLLYM48
4/19/2015 3:07:40 PM

Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog! I hope you are having a great weekend!! emoticon



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